AUTHOR: Penelope Ward
RATING: 5 Stars
PUBLISHER: Penelope Ward Books, Inc.
SERIES: Standalone but related to Stepbrother Dearest
SOURCE: Purchased via Amazon
This book was nothing like what I expected. In fact I went into it not knowing really what to expect and I could not be more happy with the outcome! I've read books by Penelope Ward before and this is by far my most favorite title of hers to date (not including the ones she's written with Vi Keeland).
Chelsea is coming out of a long term relationship with a man she thought she'd one day marry. Needless to say she's a bit emotional and trying to understand why he ended it when to her everything was perfect. She begins talking to a long distance therapist who supposedly excels in helping a person overcome their breakup. While have a particularly interesting phone conversation with said therapist where it is explained to her Elec left her for his 'unicorn' we are greeted with the brilliant humor of her hot landlord Damien who has been listening into her conversation (possibly innocently...) through a hole in her wall she didn't know existed.
I wish I had Damien's endless words of wisdom when going through breakups. Chelsea and Damien begin a friendship of sorts after numerous albeit hilarious run-ins. Hello Firestarter! This book moves at a steady pace and not once did I feel the need to skim ahead to get to the good parts because all of it was good! Penelope Ward is a solid writer who always is able to present such unique and original story ideas. I really loved Damien and was so glad to see that he was more than meets the eye.
Chelsea and Damien face some rough challenges very early on with each other and I honestly did not see that particular plot twist coming. I felt for both Chelsea and Damien and fell in love with Damien over and over again. His dedication to those he loves (and the Double D's!) is so beautiful.
I highly recommend reading this book it has everything a reader could want in a book and so much more!